CRAY, Donald
(Service number 55585)

First Rank private Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 24 May 1897 Place of Birth Greymouth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Bank Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status single
Next of Kin G S Gray (father) Selwyn Street, Timaru
Religion CoE
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZ Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 30th Reinforcements, E Company
Date 13 October 1917
Transport HMNZT 94 Arawa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Liverpool,England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards Military Medal,

Award Circumstances and Date

London Gazette 11 Dec 1918, p 14670, rec no 2275 For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 September 1918 Age 21
Place of Death Havrincourt,France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Grevillers (NZ) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Timaru Boys High School War Memorial (Library) (listed as D Cray M.M.); Waimataitai School War Memorial; Memorial Plaque, Bank of NZ Arcade, Wellington; Memorial plaque, St Mary's Church, Timaru

Biographical Notes

son of George Stephen and Mary Helen Cray, Timaru


Cenotaph [20 October 2014]

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